I don’t like Chinese. It’s too hard. You must have heard this from one too many kids (they’re probably primary and secondary school students, aren’t they?).
A dislike for Chinese is often “nurtured” through unpleasant learning experiences and outdated, poor teaching techniques. This aversion can be extremely strong and very difficult to dispel if allowed to entrench itself in a child.
To make matters worse, if you don’t speak Chinese at home, is it all downhill from there?
Don’t worry, there’s hope.